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RATINGS: 2209   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Samuel Adams® Summer Ale is an American wheat ale. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon zest and Grains of Paradise, a rare pepper from Africa first used as a brewing spice in the 13th century, to create a crisp taste, spicy flavor and medium body. The ale fermentation imparts a background tropical fruit note reminiscent of mangos and peaches. All of these flavors come together to create a thirst quenching, clean finishing beer perfect for those warm summer days.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aquilo (559) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Clear yellow color with a minimal head. No aroma. Just carbon dioxide and water. Very little flavor. This is basically club soda.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1083) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow orange with a one finger white head which quickly fades to very little lacing. Aroma is of citrus, wheat brad, spices, light pepper, and light spicy hops. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma with a refreshing combination of citrus, spices, wheat, and some light spicy hops. Has a medium-light body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, crisp, refreshing, mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a decently tasty wheat ale that is a above average summer thirst quencher.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
e303 (147) - - JUL 31, 2014
From a flight on tap. Not a bad summer time ale. Bright and clean. Decent balanced wheat style. Good for the heat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PlantCityJax (23) - Plant City, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
One of my favorite summer seasonals. Perhaps the citrus is a little much for some but on a hot sunny summer day it is very crisp and refreshing. -via BBapp

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
yiannnos (957) - , CYPRUS - JUL 24, 2014
Cloudy golden colour. Sweet, watery, lemon, wheat, ginger, very very boring

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (183) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle bought at Trader Joe’s, Foxborough, MA, in July, definitely a summer beer, clear citrus aroma but overall well balanced. Nice foam.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kchampagne (112) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is lemon and spice, with the taste that follows with slight sweetness. Body is light which makes this an easy and refreshing beer to drink. Definitely a go-to lawn cutting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1162) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
On draft at a diner in Houston airport. Pours a hazy gold with no head. Aroma is of wheat, hops and a little citrus. Taste is OK. Oily mouth feel. Floral and citrussy taste. Quite hoppy with a bitter aftertaste

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (938) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
bottle. Poured hazy straw coloured with a thinning bleach white head. Nice malted wheat aroma. Light body with a creamy mouthfeel, finishes clean. Flavour of malted wheat with a breadiness that I wasn’t expecting, lemony citrus notes and a hint of pepper. A really nice session wheat.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (2731) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Lemon gold with a thin head. Aroma is lemon ginger. Flavour is syrupy lemon ginger, a little spice on the base.


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